More Than You Expect!
The Whimsy & Fantasy...Magic & Memories...History & Traditions of Christmas!
Be a child again...imagine a Christmas tree so large its branches reach the four corners of the room nestled underneath is a huge mountain of fantasy villages and electric trains in "Toyland". Step into the pages of a fairytale as you walk through "TudorTowne", our animated storybook village. Encounter the animated elves, bears and reindeer busily crafting Christmas toys in "Santa's North Pole Workshop".
Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum brings the Christmas holiday to life for all ages with fifteen main galleries, numerous and ever-changing smaller exhibits with more than 20,000 square feet of life-sized, walk-through, indoor exhibits.
From the images of childhood to the traditions of our past generations, Christmas is unlike any other holiday...The National Christmas Center is dedicated to preserving and sharing precious mementoes and memories of Christmases past. Our mission is to educate and entertain our guests, so that they may continue the timeless Christmas traditions we portray, or be inspired to create new customs and celebrations to enjoy with their own families and friends. Here, the true meaning of Christmas is honored and remembered; we celebrate the birth of Christ. We invite our guests to take a realistic journey from “Nazareth” to “Bethlehem”, immersing them in the rich history and culture of biblical times. Through this experience we hope to bring each visitor closer to a true understanding of the miracle that was that first Christmas, over 2000 years ago.